Honoring your Spiritual Compass: Realizing Greater Expression of Self through the Recognition, Acceptance and Application of the Natural Laws of Therapeutic Spiritual Counseling, a Book by Dexter Gelfand
For several years, I have been developing and accumulating material to be published in book form, and now that I’m nearing the finish line, I’d like to share with you my current draft of the introduction:
Welcome to my realized vision, Therapeutic Spiritual Counseling. I hope you’ll find it interesting, enlightening and useful. The basic premise: We all have our individual goals as people and spiritual beings, all of our problems are basically our own internal oppositions and obstacles to our goals, and these can be understood and dismantled to achieve greater success and states of existence.
This book consists of three sections. In the first section, “The Spiritual Architectures of Our Minds”, I articulate my observations on our various self-created mental mechanisms and their workings.
Section 2, “My Philosophical Approach to Therapeutic Spiritual Counseling”, outlines what I have found to be the essential principles of effectively counseling others so as to empower, and to liberate the negative mental and spiritual architectures that hold us down.
In the third section, “Techniques of Therapeutic Spiritual Counseling”, I will share with you with the techniques I’ve developed to effectively facilitate the accomplishing of the relief, restoration to greater functionality, empowerment and well being that we all seek.
As with everything in life, the techniques of Therapeutic Spiritual Counseling will always be a work in progress. I believe that everything in life can be a work in progress, and there is always room for improvement, such as new discoveries that improve both the efficiency and the range of what is possible to achieve. While there is no such thing as perfection in any field of endeavor, we can always aspire to and work in that direction. Thus the techniques in the third section are subject to new discoveries and improvements, which should take nothing away from how these techniques routinely achieve results for people that they only hoped would be possible.
You’ll find concepts in this book that will resonate with you; I believe that it is very important, with any paradigm or body of information, that we judge each individual idea on its own merits, as we individually see them. Any imposed or preconceived idea that all of the information is to be either wholly accepted or wholly rejected is, at best, lazy thinking, and is no way to honestly learn. To quote Sir Joshua Reynolds, an influential eighteenth-century English painter, “There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” We would all be well advised to bear this in mind when reading anything of interest. That being said, thank you for your interest in this book and the subject of Therapeutic Spiritual Counseling. Take what you will from what share here, and enjoy the journey!
— With love,